Because I'm a bit neurotic in general, which leads me to over-research and over-think stuff sometimes, my head is spinning a bit trying to decide which external hard drive to purchase for my mid-2010 MacBook Pro 15 inch. This will be my first external hard drive. Anyhow, after reading numerous threads, reviews on various sites about Seagates and WDs, I am very concerned about the many posts pointing out that the internal USB connector thingy on the externals come loose, rendering them unusable. Also, how often these devices fail, in general. I have seen very few mentions/reviews of OWC, Glyph and G Technology external HD anywhere. So I'm wondering, are these any better than Seagate or WD? Are their connectors more solid? I only want a 1TB external. Yes, I know that they may all break eventually, but until then. Also, I only want one that is already formatted for a Mac, as my tech skills are not adequate enough to start formatting stuff. Thanks for your help and patience!